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Christopher Janousek

Assistant Professor (Sr Res)
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I work with researchers at Oregon State University and other institutions (e.g., USGS, PNNL, NOAA NERR system) to study climate change impacts to west coast estuarine wetlands, carbon storage in coastal wetlands, and ecosystem responses to tidal marsh restoration. Along with collaborators, I use experimental, observational, and modeling approaches in my research including greenhouse and field experiments. I have active field sites in California, Oregon and Washington, a region which incorporates a gradient in coastal climate conditions for estuarine wetlands. Some of my field research and monitoring includes channel and groundwater hydrology monitoring, manipulative experiments to study inundation and salinity effects on plant productivity, and measurement of organic matter decomposition rates. In the greenhouse and laboratory I conduct work on plant germination, productivity, and fecundity.